TYSON FURY says he was like a "phoenix rising from the ashes" after he sensationally climbed off the canvas in his controversial draw against Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King collapsed to the ground and looked down and out after taking a brutal blow in the final round.
Alamy Live News4 Tyson Fury looked dead and buried after he was floored in the 12th round
Epitomising his remarkable comeback from depression, drugs and alcohol abuse, Fury somehow got back to his feet after seeing the American celebrate in the corner of his eye.
Even Wilder himself was so confident it was enough to win the fight that he mocked Fury by producing a throat-slitting gesture.
But he looked shell-shocked to see the 30-year-old ready to continue the absorbing scrap.
And speaking to Good Morning Britain, Fury said it was the motivation he needed to get back onto his feet.
Getty Images – Getty4 Tyson Fury miraculously rose to his fight to continue the brawl
Reuters4 Tyson Fury was left distraught after being denied one the greatest comebacks in sporting history
He said: "I have no idea how (on getting back to his feet), it must have been a divine intervention.
"I saw the replay this morning and I looked to be unconscious on the canvas and just woke up.
"I was perfectly healthy and my legs were strong. I don't know how that was even possible to do but I was like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
"I could see Wilder celebrating."
AP:Associated Press4 Deontay Wilder thought he had won the scrap after his knockdown
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